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Home of the Pioneers

What makes our school special? Sarah J. Anderson is a proud member of the No Excuses University, which means we believe that all of our students are college-bound.
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See you at school

Did you know that research shows just two missed days of school every month, even in kindergarten, can cause a child to suffer academically and decrease the chances that he or she will graduate? While some absences are unavoidable, they quickly add up.

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Shifting bus culture

Every time he pulls up to a school, bus driver John Ringold says the same thing to his young passengers: “I’m proud of you and I care about you. Please be safe, respectful, responsible and cooperative. Thank you and have a wonderful day. You’re awesome.”

Reimagine districtwide improvements

The district is developing plans to improve every school, contingent on approval of a bond measure.

Population growth, smaller class sizes increase pressure on district

Clark County is growing. Census data indicates that between 2000 and 2015, the county’s population grew more than 30 percent. The influx of new residents has raised the number of students in schools. Vancouver Public Schools’ enrollment has grown more than 7 percent in the last 15 years.

Visit King, Lake Shore elementary schools Oct. 28

Superintendent Steve Webb will host the first patron tour of the 2016–2017 school year. The tour will provide an in-depth look at the dynamic teaching and learning opportunities at Martin Luther King Jr. and Lake Shore elementary schools.

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Principal: Katie Arkoosh  

Dean of Students: Kevin Coffey

Main: 360-313-1500
Attendance: 360-313-1474

School hours:
8:30 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.

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All day, every day.

Your child is required to be at school all day, every day.

At Anderson, our goal is for students to be here to learn, learn, learn!

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